Assessment of the Potential Use of Forest Residues Generated in the Brazilian Rainforest for Charcoal Production

T.O. Rodrigues, P.L.A. Rousset & A. Caldeira-Pires
The Amazonian region is the most important timber producer from native’s forest exploitation in Brazil. In 2004 there were 82 timber centers, municipalities or micro regions that process at least 100 thousand m³/year of wood logs for industrial purposes. Since the overthrow of the tree to the wood processing, no more than 50% is used, so at least 50% is in a waste form. Most of this waste has no use. Moreover, the region has...